Lakenheath Community Bulletins|
Posted 9/14/2012 Updated 9/14/2012
48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
9/14/2012 - ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Interested in submitting an announcement or notice to the Lakenheath Community Bulletins? Contact the 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 226-2151 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Did you know that RAF Lakenheath is on Facebook, YouTube and Flickr? Check us out at:
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/#!/RAFLakenheath
Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/48thFighterWing
Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/RAF_Lakenheath
A section of Norwich Road in front of the housing office will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., or until the road is considered safe for travel, Sept. 15 - 16.
Nathan Gate (gate 2) is open to traffic entering or exiting Liberty Village only. Traffic entering the main base from Lord's Walk Road must use the temporary gate shown in the attached slide.
Liberty Village residents requiring access to the main base during this time must exit through the Nathan Gate and re-enter through the temporary gate or gate 1.
All traffic must exit the main base through Gate 1.
For more information, contact the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron at DSN 226-2960 or 226-1932.
Combined Federal Campaign Kickoff
CFC is just around the corner and we need your help to make this year's campaign a success! Come join us at the kickoff ceremony at Hangar 7 at 11 a.m. on Sept. 17. A raffle will be held for two £100 Information, Tickets & Travel gift cards as well as a chance to use CMSgt Lathan's parking spot.
The campaign will begin on Sept. 17 and last through Nov. 16. To give, you can now donate online by visiting cfcoverseas.org. type in your unit code (provided by your local CFC representative), search for a cause and choose from a convenient list of charities. You can also fill out the standard form. Just be sure to fill out the information correctly, and if you donate $150 or more you will be given a unique CFC coin.
Pharmacy Hours Changed
The RAF Lakenheath pharmacy is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday. The pharmacy is closed weekends, holidays, wing down days and every fourth Thursday of the month for training.
If you have any questions, call 226-8347 or 01638 528 347.
American Red Cross offering Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby course
The American Red Cross Healthy Pregnancy, Health Baby course provides basic information on what to expect during labor, including how to know if you are in labor, information on your choices, variations and complications in labor and birth. They also offer question and answer sessions with the Anesthesiology Department regarding epidurals (when their schedule permits) and Infant CPR training in conjunction with the course.
This class is recommended for parents in the third trimester (around 32 weeks) and is suggested before the labor rehearsal class offered through Labor and Delivery at the hospital. It is offered free-of-charge and is held one Saturday a month for six hours.
To learn more, contact your local American Red Cross Office at DSN 226-1855, commercial 01638 521 855 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans Affairs Overseas Office information
The VA Overseas Military Services Coordinator position is designed to assist service-members stationed abroad with answering VA related questions. Stacy Eydelnant is the current OMSC stationed at RAF Lakenheath. Eydelnant serves at RAF Mildenhall Mondays and Tuesdays (DSN 238-3406) and at RAF Lakenheath Wednesdays through Fridays (DSN 226-3847).
The VA provides several programs and benefits to veterans, including but not limited to:
· Medical benefits
· Disability compensation and pension
· Education assistance
· Vocational rehabilitation and employment
· Home loan guaranty
· Life insurance, and
· Burial benefits
If you have any questions about VA befits or for general inquiries, please e-mail VArep.Stacy@gmail.com.
Air Force Personnel Services website name changed to myPers
The Air Force Personnel Services (AFPERS) website has changed its name to "myPers." While functionality remains unchanged, the myPers name establishes a foundation for moving towards more customer centric transactions and personalized services. The myPers website remains the one place for all Airmen to take care of their individual personnel needs. To visit the website, click the following link: https://mypers.af.mil
Updated Visa reimbursement entitlements
Effective immediately, military members will be reimbursed for standard Visa application fees only. Premium expedited Visa fees will only be reimbursed with documented squadron commander approval and will be judged on a case by case basis. For more information, call the MPF at 226-1210 or the Civilian Personnel Section at 238-3065.
Driving in France
Effective July 1, 2012, all drivers in France must carry a breathalyzer test kit in their vehicle. Starting Nov. 1, 2012, any driver found not carrying a kit in their vehicle will be fined €11. This new regulation applies to anybody driving through France.
Anyone driving in France must carry a warning triangle and a fluorescent safety vest for each vehicle occupant. The vest should be carried inside the car, not in the trunk. Failure to have these in the car can lead to a fine of €90. Additionally, unless you have a number plate incorporating the GB logo you should affix a separate GB sticker to your vehicle. Also ensure you have changed the direction of your headlight beams to avoid dazzling oncoming vehicles.
RAF Lakenheath Officers' and Civilians' Spouses' Club offering three scholarships to spouses
The RAF Lakenheath Officers' and Civilians' Spouses' Club are offering three $500 scholarships to spouses of military members.
· Applicant must be a dependent spouse of a U.S. active duty military member, or a dependent spouse of a Department of Defense civilian.
· Applicant's sponsor must be stationed at RAF Lakenheath or RAF Feltwell.
· Active duty military members are not eligible.
· Previous RAF Lakenheath OCSC scholarship winners are not eligible to reapply for the same undergraduate and/or graduate scholarship.
Applications are available at the Education Center and the deadline to apply is Oct.19. If you have any questions, please contact the 2011 OCSC Scholarship Chair, Chaunna Steen at email@example.com.
Interested in giving back to the local community?
To receive information regarding current volunteer and community outreach opportunities taking place throughout the local area and here on base, please send your name and contact information to the Airman & Family Readiness Center volunteer coordinator, Senaida Larson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a dorm resident? If so, come out and enjoy a free dinner hosted by the Liberty Wing Top 3 and the Chapel.
Parmesan encrusted tilapia and chips will be served from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Sept. 24 at the RAF Lakenheath Skating Rink.
For more information, contact MSgt Heath at 226-6682 or SMSgt Brooks at 226-2960.
Lakenheath Holiday Bazaar
Come check out vendors from around Europe, rides, food and more at the Lakenheath Holiday Bazaar! Located at RAF Lakenheath Hangar 7 on the following dates:
· Friday, Sept. 28: 4 - 8 p.m.
· Saturday, Sept. 29: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
· Sunday, Sept. 30: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Volunteers are also welcome! Help raise funds to support base and local charities. There are many shifts available in all areas (2 hours each). To sign up, or for more information, contact Christy Rasmussen at 01638 533 030.
National POW/MIA Remembrance Week
Come recognize and honor our POW/MIA during remembrance week.
· Monday, Sept. 17
POW/MIA Luncheon @ Eagles Landing, 11:30 a.m.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Harry Buckledee (British Army, POW 1942-1945)
· Tuesday, Sept. 18
Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally @ RAF Mildenhall Galaxy Club, 8 a.m.
BBQ @ RAF Lakenheath Defender Park, 4 p.m.
· Wednesday, Sept. 19
5K run @ RAF Lakenheath base track, 9 a.m.
· Thursday, Sept. 20
24-hour vigilance (name reading) @ RAF Lakenheath base flag poles, 4 p.m.
· Friday, Sept. 21
Ruck march beginning @ RAF Lakenheath base flag poles, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Retreat ceremony @ RAF Lakenheath base flag poles, 3:45 p.m.
Tops in Blue coming to Liberty Wing
The U.S. Air Force's Tops in Blue is offering a free night of family entertainment at RAF Lakenheath's Hangar 7 at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.
This year, Tops in Blue continues its long-standing tradition of "family entertaining family" by showing us what has made them a "must-see" event every year for the last 59 years. You'll hear the dynamic rhythms of The Doobie Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Whitney Houston and Maroon 5.
The Tops in Blue 2012's aggressive tour schedule is made up of close to 130 performances in the United States and 25 in foreign countries. Their official web site is www.topsinblue.com, where you'll find information about the 2012 touring schedule and how to join the team.
Scouts Recruitment Fair
Come enjoy food, inflatables and games and earn badges doing it!
1st grade to 20-year-old boys and 14 - 20 year-old girls are eligible to sign-up for the American Scouting program. The event will be held on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the RAF Lakenheath Movie Theater. For more information, contact DSN 226-8762 or 07742 561 749.
Heart Link Spouses' Orientation
Heart Link is a program for Air Force spouses who want to know more about the Air Force lifestyle. It includes a tour of the Air Traffic Control Tower and Radar Approach Control. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register for the event, call the A&FRC at 01638 523 847 or DSN 226-3847.
RAF Feltwell Town Hall Meeting
Are you a resident of RAF Feltwell base housing? Join the 48th Force Support Squadron and The Exchange for a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Ward Community Activities Center to discuss services and programs available and get an overview of future plans to meet the needs of the growing base populace. For more information, contact Ms. Jo Sparkes at 226-7023.
Parent's Night Out
Sign up at the CDC to enjoy a kid-free evening on Friday, Sept. 21 from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Open to ages 6 weeks - 5 years old. Sign up by Sept. 19. For details, call 226-3285.
Beat the Pro Challenge
Golfers, come out to Breckland Pines on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. and see if you can beat our professional staff. $20 AGF, $25 Non-AGF; includes lunch. For more information, call 226-2223.
All-nighter at Auto Hobby Shop
Start preparing your car for the cold months ahead during the 32 hours of fix-it fun starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Auto Hobby Complex. Free pizza at 10 p.m. The parts store will be open throughout the night. For more information, call 226-5437.
USAF Arts & Crafts Gallery
Got art? Submit your pieces to the Arts & Crafts Center by Sept. 27 and have the chance to win prizes in various categories and age groups. Entries will be forwarded to USAFE for possible submission to HQ AFSVA. For more information, call 226-2194.
NAF job openings
Looking for a job? Food service positions are currently available at Rugby's, Pinkerton's and The Great Little Pizza Place. Apply online at www.nafjobs.org or call HRO at 226-4417.